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Wil Myers will impact the Royals from day one.

As the second half is beginning, it is time to make the mid-season adjustments to your fantasy roster.  The time has come to dump the old veterans and pick up some young talent that should be arriving to a city near you. Following the Futures game this past week, some very talented players put their abilities on display for the world to see. Below is a list of players who will get the call to the majors this season, and can actually help your team come fantasy baseball playoff time.

Wil Myers, OF – Kansas City
First, let’s start with the crowd favorite Wil Myers. After going 2 for 4 with 3 RBIs in the Futures game, Myers followed up that performance with an MVP nod in the Triple-A All Star game after going 2 for 3 with another RBI. Myers call up will weigh heavenly on the movement of Royals outfielder Jeff Francoeur. If the Royals are able to move Francoeur before the July 31st trade deadline, it will open up a spot for Myers to get the call and give the Royals fans what they want. So watch for the possible trade of Francoeur; if he goes, pick up Myers. His .315/.395/.636 numbers from Omaha should transform well into the majors.

Nolan Arenado, 3B – Colorado
Arenado, the Rockies top prospect, will likely get the call sometime during the second half. With the Rockies cushioned at the bottom of the majors, Arenado could give the Rockies one shining star (outside of All Star Carlos Gonzalez). Currently, Jordan Pacheco and Chris Nelson man the hot corner, but with Nelson not putting up amazing numbers (.255/.320/.412) and Pacheco being the Rockies probable long-term first baseman; Arenado is the future at third base. Unfortunately for the Rockies, they want the future to come now because the present hurts. Arenado (.278/.332/.399) is a contact hitter with enough power to hit the long ball, and luckily for him, Colorado is the perfect place for these qualities.

Danny Hultzen, SP – Seattle
The former 2nd overall pick in the 2011 draft has been nothing short of spectacular at the minor league level.  Hultzen boasts a 1.75 ERA and a 9-4 record this season, and has the pitches to strike people out in the majors. If Hultzen can keep his walks to a minimum, he should be able to compete well in the majors.  Even though the Mariners are in the basement of the American League, they would still like to see what Hultzen can do. If you need starting pitching help, Hultzen should be one of the first pitchers to be called up on this list.

Tyler Skaggs, SP – Arizona
With the D-backs only 4.0 games back of first place in the west, Skaggs is likely to follow fellow prospect Trevor Bauer to Arizona soon. Boasting a 6-4 record with a 3.05 ERA in 15 minor league starts this year, Skaggs will likely replace SP-RP Josh Collmenter who will soon be moved from a starting role to a distance middle reliever. This opens up the #5 spot in the rotation for Skaggs. An injury to a Diamondback starting pitcher will only make Skaggs call up come faster.

Dylan Bundy, SP – Baltimore
Bundy will come in as a late season call up. With the Orioles still in contention, he could be just the piece they are missing. The Orioles have one of the worst starting pitching rotations in the majors, and Bundy is currently 5-2 with a 1.87 ERA in the minors. After picking up the win during the Futures game, Orioles fans must be wondering when the starting rotation will get help. However, if the Orioles begin to slip out of contention, they might save Dylan Bundy for next season. Follow the Orioles status, with more victories will bring a greater chance to see Bundy this season.

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